Tuesday 12 March 2013

Book Tour - Uniquely Unwelcome

Young Adult Paranormal
Date Published: September 2012

Racquel is unique. The bloodlines of four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are
intertwined within her DNA. She has never craved attention. She just wants to be able to live
as normal life as she can. But she’s about to find that even though she’s uniquely unwelcome
wherever she goes, her abilities also make her the best chance the Shadow World has to stop a
threat to all the Shadow races.

Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most
in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings.
Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.

As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not
every being looks at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the
Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries putting distance between her and
the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to
fight the affection she wants and needs.

But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the
strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?
Author Bio:
Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her
passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college
to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with,
Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out
her degree in psychology but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back
burner. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends,
throwing around crazy ideas, and laughing through the crazy moments.


Guest Post

How to meet deadlines and remain SANE.
         Just like with any job, stress can overwhelm anyone.  With my experience of self-publishing a book, stress was heavy in my life.  I knew it wasn’t going to be simple when I decided to take my writing to the next level and publish.  But I also thought I could handle it.  Well, I didn’t do so well at first. 

         The first time I published Uniquely Unwelcome in June 2012 I didn’t have an editor.  I decided that after checking the book to the best of my abilities I would go ahead and publish.  Well, Uniquely Unwelcome wasn’t even on the market for a month and I got two reviews recommending that I get an editor because the story was great and had potential but it seemed like a rough draft.  Thankfully my editor, J. Cameron McClain, reached out to me.  So the editing process began.

         Once all the editing was done, it was time to put it on the market.  Here comes the highly stressful point, getting your book noticed.  My life became consumed with research on how to market my book, ideas for giveaways, searching, searching, and more searching.  My writing started to suffer and I got to a point where I wasn’t even writing at all.  Finally, I stopped.  I couldn’t take the depressed feeling I felt of holding back my writing anymore. 

         Creating a schedule is what helped me.  I wanted to still market but also write, while also getting to have a life with my family and friends.  So I broke my “writing days” up with 80% going to writing and 20% going to marketing.  I would wake up on my “writing days” post a blog if need be, check my social networks, websites, and any updates that needed to be dealt with.  I would give myself two hours to complete all this, then I would shut my internet off so there was no attempts to check this or that, and got to work writing. 

         It took some time not to delve in my old ways and check websites or go looking for something new while I was writing, but I overcame it.  Publishing a book can be overwhelming but once you find your groove and remember why you published to begin with, uh because you love to write, then you’ll find a way to make it work on a level that keeps you sane and focused.  Once I found my groove, I finished writing the second book in The Shadow World Series, Blood Burdens, and the first book to my next book series, Spiritual Discord. 

         Stress can make a person go insane, so to stay sane you must first find a groove.      


Virtual Book Tour March 1 - March 29

Mach 1 - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
Mach 2 - Kindle Obsessed - Guest Post/PROMO
Mach 3 - Lust For Stories - Review
Mach 4 - Review's A La Tiffany - Guest Post/PROMO
Mach 5 - Fictional Reality - Review/Guest Post
Mach 6 - Pink Fluffy Hearts - Guest Post/PROMO
Mach 8 - Mom with a Kindle - Guest Post/PROMO
Mach 9 - Waiting on Sunday to Drown - Review/Guest Post
Mach 10 - Books and Their Worldly Realm - Review/Interview
Mach 11 - Owlnestly Reviews - Review/Interview
Mach 12 - Becky's Barmy Book Blog - Guest Post/PROMO
Mach 13 - Jesabella Reads - Guest Post/PROMO
Mach 14 - Musings of a Blodger - Review/Interview
March 15 - Paranormal Goddess - PROMO
March 16 - Books, Books, and More Books - Review
March 17 - Steph in Wonderland - Guest Post/PROMO
March 18 - Lov Liv Life Reviews- Guest Post/PROMO
March 19 - Snifferwalk - Guest Post/PROMO
March 20 - Whatever You Can Still Betray - Review
March 22 - Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books - Review/Guest Post
March 23 - Lisa is a Bookworm - Review/Guest Post
March 24 - The Boundless Book List - Guest Post/PROMO
March 25 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 26 - A Bibliophile's Thoughts - Review
March 27 - Little Book Star - Review/Interview
March 28 - Paulette's Papers - Guest Post/PROMO
March 29 - My Cozie Corner - Review

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